Hilaria Baldwin has been forced to defend her fluent Spanish accent – acknowledging that her name is ‘Hillary’.
Alec Baldwin’s wife took to Instagram Sunday morning after a Twitter storm erupted after a tweet that reads: “You have to admire Hilaria Baldwin’s dedication to her decades of experience where she’s a Spanish person.”
Baldwin’s own bio on her agency’s speaker website says she was born on the island of Mallorca, Spain, and grew up in Boston. Her 2016 interview with Hola! The magazine also said: “Hilaria, who was born in Spain, raised her children with her mother tongue Spanish.”
During TV appearances, she spoke with a pronounced Spanish accent, and once during a cooking segment she even seemingly forgot the English word for “cucumber.”
However, the mother of five fans became confused when she broke an American accent on Instagram last week to embarrass her body, after Amy Schumer comedies posted a photo of Baldwin wearing underwear and holding her newborn son Eduardo Pau Lucas.
Internet Veil then claimed that Baldwin’s real name was actually Hillary Hayword-Thomas, and that she grew up in Massachusetts. Old classmates came forward when one tweeted: “I went to high school with her. I remember really a sweet person, but fully a white girl from Cambridge. ‘
Another said, “I went to high school with her. She was completely kind and serious about ballroom dancing. Her name was indeed Hillary Hayward-Thomas and she did not have her current accent.
“I believe she and her brother Jeremy (also beautiful) grew up in Boston and were white people.”
Although Baldwin was listed as an alum of the Cambridge School of Weston School in Weston, Massachusetts in April, she told Motherhood, Marriage & Miscarriages that she moved from New York to New York at age 19: “I came for school and I never left. ”
Asked if she ‘ever wants to move back to Mallorca’, she said: ‘All the time.’
Baldwin’s parents, dr. Kathryn Hayword and David Thomas do live in Mallorca after leaving the States in 2011.
The yoga teacher hit back on her Spanish heritage on Sunday via an Instagram video, in which she says: ‘There are some things that need to be clarified’, and ‘there have been questions about where I was born, I was born in Boston … I spent some of my childhood in Boston, some of my childhood in Spain, my family, my brother, my parents, my nephew, everyone’s there in Spain now, I’m here. ”
She said she grew up in English and Spanish, trying to raise her children bilingually.
Asked about her accent, she said in the video: ‘I’m the person, if I speak a lot of Spanish, I tend to mix it, or if I speak a lot of English, I mix it, it’s one of the things I had always been a little unsure about. ‘
She said she was trying to pronounce ‘work’, but added that if she ‘got nervous or upset’, she would start mixing the two languages. “It’s not something I play with … I want it to be very, very clear,” she said.
About her name, she said: ‘When I was growing up, I would use the name Hillary in this country, and in Spain I would use Hilaria and call my family, my parents, my Hilaria. She said that “it always bothered her” that no name in both languages sounded good.
A few years before she met her famous husband, she said that she “consolidated” things because it became confusing, and that she used the name Hilaria, because that is what her family calls her.
‘One of the things I love about what my parents called me, it means happy in both languages, we can all be very clear that it’s the same name, it’s just a few letters different, we should not be so upset about it be not, “she said, adding,” Whatever you want to name, I will respond to both. ‘
She added: “Ultimately it comes down to this idea where it’s a country of many different cultures, and I think we can be different parts of ourselves with different people,” and, “I’m someone I feel really happy that I grew up with two cultures, and that I spoke two languages. ”
She said: ‘Yes, I’m a white girl, my family is white … Europe has a lot of white people in them. I’m ethnically a mixture of many, many things. “She also called herself another Bostonian … you can not change background and I would not want to either … this is who I am, and this is my life story … this is my strange mix of who I am. ‘
Baldwin later posted another video of Insta saying she would not apologize for living between two countries, having two cultures and speaking two languages - or spelling her name differently.
She explained that her mother is not Spanish, as was said earlier in other reports.
‘I care, because my thing is to be authentic – and when people say I’m not authentic, it hurts my feelings … I do not really understand why it’s getting so big.
‘I’m being attacked because I’m who I am … people who want to call me Spanish or American can not be both? It’s frustrating that this is my story. ”